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Here is New York

Here is New York

We recently attended the September 11th exhibit called A Global Moment: A 10-Year Remembrance at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. I was struck right off the bat with some powerful quotes they had hanging on banners at the beginning of the exhibit. One in particular struck me as odd, but only after I read(…)

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The Giver ~ Book Discussion & Colorless Activity

The Giver ~ Book Discussion & Colorless Activity

For our Mother/Daughter Book Club this month, we chose to read The Giver by Lois Lowry. It had been awhile since I had read it, and I found myself a little surprised (and maybe a little overwhelmed) about how many topics could be discussed after reading it. Since I have spent time organizing my own(…)

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The Power of a Postitive Mom ~ Week 3

The Power of a Postitive Mom ~ Week 3

[image width=”177″ height=”250″ frame=”simple” align=”left”]http://www.startsateight.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/The_Power_of_a_Positive_Mom_Jacket_Cover.jpg[/image] Wednesday over at The Homeschool Village the 8 week group discussion about the book, The Power of a Positive Mom by Karol Ladd is in it’s third week! Below you can find the reading schedule from Jenn over at Daze of Adventure who is leading the discussion. . ** Reading(…)

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The Power of a Positive Mom ~ Week 2

[image width=”177″ height=”250″ frame=”simple” align=”left”]http://www.startsateight.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/The_Power_of_a_Positive_Mom_Jacket_Cover.jpg[/image] Wednesday over at The Homeschool Village the 8 week group discussion about the book, The Power of a Positive Mom by Karol Ladd is in it’s second week! Below you can find the reading schedule from Jenn over at Daze of Adventure who is leading the discussion. . ** Reading(…)

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The Power of a Positive Mom ~ Week 1

The Power of a Positive Mom ~ Week 1

Today over at Homeschool Village the 8 week group discussion about the book, The Power of a Positive Mom by Karol Ladd has begun! Below you can find the reading schedule from Jenn over at Daze of Adventure who is leading the discussion. ** Reading Schedule ** 8 Weeks Each post will be a “recap”(…)

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NATIONAL HOMESCHOOL BOOK AWARD 2011

I am not quiet sure now where I stumbled upon this information, but I just have to share it with everyone!  I am so excited at the prospect of a National Homeschool Book Award!  What a fun way to connect with other homeschoolers around the country by reading the same books, engaging in the same(…)

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Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ Tuesday February 15th, 2011

Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ Tuesday February 15th, 2011

Simple Woman’s Daybook FOR TODAY: Tuesday February 15th, 2011… . Outside my window…the sun is shining.  It has been nice over the past week to see the sun.  We have had so many days of dreary skies, negative temperatures, and snow. . I am thinking…about how behind I feel on my blog. I have many(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Origami, Dr. Seuss & iTunes

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Origami, Dr. Seuss & iTunes

Monday: Today was a unique day because we did a “child swap” with another family.  We had their son, Sebastian come here on Sunday to sleepover with Jayden.  In turn, Chloe went to their house to spend the night with her friend Sasha.  It is great to have a family that has children for each(…)

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5 Little Monkeys: Books – Activities – Crafts & More

5 Little Monkeys: Books – Activities – Crafts & More

5 Little Monkeys has been a childhood favorite rhyme of many generations. One of the great things about this story is the joy and fun it elicits, as well as the opportunity for extended learning activities and ideas. Since this was a favorite in our house, I took the time to compile some fun resources(…)

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Weekly Wrap Up ~ First Week After the Holiday

Weekly Wrap Up ~ First Week After the Holiday

A Monday: Our first day back went so much smoother than I expected.  It was nice that we did not have to run off to any activities so we were able to get back to a”school” routine.  We are back to our year of learning about the Presidents of the United States.  This week we(…)

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Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ January 4th, 2011

Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ January 4th, 2011

A Simple Woman’s Daybook A FOR TODAY: Tuesday, January 4th, 2011… A Outside my window…the sky is gray, the birds are mostly gone.  It is a cold winter without the snow right now.  The kids are itching to get some decent snowfall so they can make snowmen, forts, and go sledding. A I am thinking…that(…)

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Weekly Wrap Up ~ Never Home

Weekly Wrap Up ~ Never Home

A Monday: We had another museum and music lesson day.  What made this one unique is that while sitting at the museum, eating lunch, I realized we had forgotten their music books and Chloe’s violin.  We had to drive the 30min home and 30min back making us late for their music lesson. A Wednesday: Another(…)

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